Iran shows off undamaged satellite after failed launch

ReutersDUBAI (Reuters) — Iran showed off an undamaged satellite on Saturday, days after a rocket exploded on its launchpad in the third failed launch of the year, which U.S. President Donald Trump had tweeted about hours earlier.

Reporters were shown the Nahid 1 (Venus 1) satellite at a state-run lab on Saturday, Iranian news agencies said.

Asked about the explosion that led to the failed launch, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, the communications minister, said the defence ministry should announce incident details, Iran’s semi-official Mehr news agency said.

“But what we do know is that the Nahid satellite is still being prepared at the Iranian Space Research Institute,” he added.

Earlier, in a Twitter post, Jahromi said, “Me & Nahid 1 right now. Good Morning Donald Trump!” along with a picture that purported to show him with the satellite.Speech

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